Category Archives: Acrylic

Sheila DeLaquil

It’s the adventure of painting that moves me to start a new piece. I begin with inspirations of color, movement and structure, and as the painting progresses, I think more about harmony and composition. I keep my mind open to playfulness and unpredictability, realizing that more often than not, things that “just happen” are a gift. My work is experimental and expressive. I make marks and add shapes. At the same time, I observe what’s actually happening on the surface I paint, I draw, I reflect on what I see. Mystery is important. The unexpected is a bonus. The challenge is to figure out what’s next. And when to stop. Ultimately, I believe that I’ve created a successful painting if it’s unanticipated, and if there’s a good chance that fascination with the painting will last well beyond the viewer’s first interaction.

 

Sheila DeLaquil

sdelaquil@gmail.com

www.sheiladelaquil.com

 

Nikki Dilbeck

When I look at the world, I’m attracted to color and light, texture and shape. My inspiration for a painting can be generated from all manner of stimuli – a word or phrase, a color or textural element, weather, or a view from the road or an airplane window. I’m an intuitive painter, so that kernel of beginning may morph into a painting entirely different from its origin. It usually does.

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James Davis

Jim Davis is a resident of Oregon City, Oregon where the waterfalls are a constant source of inspiration. Mt. Hood beckons from the east and the Pacific Ocean from the west.  In between lies the Columbia River Gorge with its breathtaking scenery,  landscapes, and …waterfalls.

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Marilyn Woods

I cannot remember a time that I wasn’t making things. It has always been “me”. I have been a potter for many years, and now I also am painting, to my delight. I paint mostly in acrylic and love that for the color – yes, the colors. With ceramics you don’t get to see the colors until you are finished.

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Jude Welter

My art background is a varied one, beginning with graphic arts courses.  I was a young mother wishing to do something that would not take me far from home, would allow me to be somewhat creative, and would eventually welter4generate some income.  I did get my wish and was hired to be staff artist for an advertising agency in Portland.  The days of Denny, Walls, Ross & Wright taught me the true meaning of cut and paste, using scissors and blades and glue!

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Anita Reuther

I believe it was during my High School years that being creative became a compelling necessity. That inner voice is becoming stronger with age and now is opening up many new avenues to pursue. Being spontaneous and totally engrossed in creating art is a direction I am embracing.

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Jo Dee Post

I have always loved the fine details in art. Colors and textures are what excite me the most when I work on a piece. I am also passionate about repurposing antiques and other unused items. I enjoy the creative challenge that comes with transforming something old and forgotten into something beautiful and loved. My passions converge in my beaded baskets, painted vinyl record bowls/wall art, and vintage glassware.

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